Revealed: Newcastle United’s mammoth contract offer to Jesse Lingard
Premier League strugglers Newcastle United have tabled a hefty contract offer to out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to reports.
The subject of potential January arrivals at St. James’ Park has of course begun to ramp up over recent weeks.
This comes with the Magpies, now backed by the wealth of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, no doubt eyeing a considerable outlay upon the market swinging open once more following the turn of the year.
Despite the excitement surrounding the changing of hands at the top of the club back in October, Newcastle remain firmly entrenched in a relegation battle at the foot of the Premier League table.
The Geordie outfit, now overseen by Eddie Howe, currently sit in 19th-place, having scraped together a first three-point haul of the campaign just this past weekend.
As such, it goes without saying that reinforcements are very much on the cards at St. James’ Park this winter.
To this point, a whole host of star names have been tipped to link up with Howe’s struggling squad, including the likes of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Philippe Coutinho and Donny van de Beek.
As outlined above, though, it is in fact a teammate of the latter of these players who has today been tipped to kickstart a potentially prosperous new era on Tyneside.
The man in question? Jesse Lingard.
As per a report from journalist Duncan Castles, speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, those in charge of transfers at Newcastle have tabled a contract offer to Manchester United outcast Lingard.
The terms of the deal, it is understood, would see the English international afforded a hefty £200,000-per-week over the coming seasons.
This of course comes with Lingard’s current Red Devils contract due to expire next summer.
It now remains to be seen whether the 28-year-old, who has endured another frustrating opening to the season at Old Trafford, would be willing to commit to spending the prime years of his career at the heart of a rebuilding project at St. James’ Park.
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